Added by Abby Shepard

Take a swim in this giant, open cenote.

A cenote is a natural sinkhole that appears when bedrock collapses and exposes groundwater beneath. The exposed water can be above ground, or in a series of underground caves and rivers. The Yucatan Peninsula is somewhat known for cenotes, and a trip to the area isn't complete without a swim in one.

Las Mojarras is a big, open, above-ground cenote. The water is clear, deep, and surrounded by jungle on all sides. This cenote also has a zip line and a platform that you can jump from. 

To get to the cenote, take the Ruta de las Cenotes just outside of Puerto Morelos. You can rent a car and drive the Route yourself, or you can probably take a group taxi called a collectivo. I rented a car, and enjoyed the freedom to stop at multiple cenotes on the way. If you are staying in a resort in Cancún, Las Mojarras is only about a 20 minute drive away. 

Follow the road until you see a sign for Las Mojarras. This one is not one of the most popular cenotes, so there aren't many signs for it. Once you see the sign, turn and continue driving. You will reach a clearing with ATV vehicles, and a man will probably approach you and request that you pay admission. Admission should be around 200 pesos, or $10 per person. 

Once inside, you can swim in the cenote as long as you like. There are also picnic tables, life vests, and bathrooms.

When we visited this cenote, we had it all to ourselves, and had a great time swimming and jumping from the platform. 

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Chillin
Swimming
Easy Parking
Forest
Scenic
Cliff Jumping
Swimming Hole

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